I currently watch two sisters. One is 2 (my DD's age) and her little sister will be 1 in December. I've had them since the little one was 8 weeks. They're good kids, but I'm tired. I'm 17 weeks pregnant, and just absolutely exhausted. I have migraines, and morning sickness so bad I've lost 15 pounds. I was originally planning to go on "maternity leave" around March or so and be done watching them (letting them know this, of course). Now I'm thinking I can't do this much longer. DD is high needs, and I don't think I can handle her, a newborn with an uncertain personality, and two other children. I was on bed rest with DD, and having them here (while, I must stress, they are very good kids) is causing me a lot of stress.
So, I'm thinking that I'd like to stop watching them at the end of November. DH and I think we can get by without the extra money, but it still makes me a little nervous. I also love these kids and would feel bad about letting them go. I don't want there to be hard feelings because if I decide to watch other children when this baby is a little older, I would like to have them as a reference.
Oy. I feel like this decision and letting them know shouldn't be so hard! I just want everything to work out, and to be able to have more flexibility with my DD before the baby comes.